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squalor - condition of being squalid; filth; degradation; dirty neglected state; ADJ. squalid: dirty; sordid; morally repulsive; Ex. squalid story
acrimonious - stinging; caustic; bitter in words or manner; N. acrimony: bitter ill-natured animosity in speech or behavior
maraud - move in search of plunder; Ex. marauding army
gesticulation - motion; gesture; V. gesticulate: make gestures (while speaking)
perquisite - (perk) any gain above stipulated salary; Ex. perquisites such as free meals and a car
confide - tell in confidence (to a person one trusts); be confident about
incisive - (appreciatively) cutting; sharp; Ex. incisive remarks; V. incise: make a cut into
repulsion - distaste; disgust; act of driving back; ADJ. repulsive: causing disgust; tending to drive away; V. repel (not `repulse')
motility - ability to move spontaneously; ADJ. motile: moving spontaneously
whorl - ring of leaves around stem; ring; circular arrangement; Ex. whorls on the fingers